Moving in New York — All the Little, Weird and Crazy Things [SPONSORED]

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 at 6:12 am by

New York City, often described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, is one of the most densely populated major cities in the USA. This is why moving in New York is a living nightmare for most people. “People generally find moving stressful. But moving in New York City is a whole different affair. In a city this busy, moving can be a crazy adventure. That is why our clients always come to us stressed and worried. As a moving company that has been in business for over 25 years, we are there to soothe their concerns and make sure they get where they need to be — even with the horrid NYC traffic,’’ says Nancy Zafrani, the General Manager at Oz Moving & Storage, a New York moving company.

Basics You Should Know About Moving and Living in New York

New York City is enormous. It has an estimated population of 8.3 million people. Considering that, and the fact that it’s a global core for business and commerce, life in this metropolis can be a bit pricey. For example, the average value of a median house or a condo is around $662,535 as of June 2021. On the other hand, if you don’t think you can afford to buy, the average studio rent cost is $3,237 a month as of July 2021. Living expenses are also a thing you should look into before considering anything.

Usually, the apartments and studios get listed online a month before they are intended for rent. You can also find an immediate move-in offer. Therefore, if you are looking to rent rather than buy, we recommend starting your search according to what you need.

Also, keep in mind that, even if renting is a cheaper option, the first month is a substantial expense. Alongside the rent, you have to pay the security deposit, the broker fee, and application fees. So, we recommend having three months’ worth of living expenses saved up.

Once you find what suits you, try to get organized. Make a checklist, a reminder, schedule a task, set up an alarm. Whatever you think might help you, do it. Additionally, to-do lists are always useful, and they will most likely save you time and nerves. You should also try your best to avoid any extra expenses. Your future self and your future money balance will be thankful.

The Neighborhood

New York is like no other place in the world. You might think you know the city through and through because you live there, or from all the movies and TV shows, but the best way to get to know all its parts is to visit. That way, you can be sure of what you are walking into when moving.

You can start by looking for a neighborhood that you feel suits you and your needs best. There are many beautiful places in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and so on. Finding a surrounding that feels good is a truly important thing. You need to know what you want and what to expect.

Are you close to work, the school, or the gym? Is there a coffee shop you really want to go to regularly? Is the apartment complex pet-friendly? What about the daily commute and its quality? Is the neighborhood safe? All of these questions can be answered and be in your favor, for sure.

You can easily start looking for what’s available on some of the best real estate websites. There are sales options or renting options, so you’ll most likely find what you like there.

Find the Best Way to Move

When moving, some people want to start afresh or get rid of their old furniture. You can sell everything you don’t need on the Facebook marketplace, or you can donate it and thus lighten your load and help someone in need. Whatever you decide, remember that the process is still complex.

Always keep in mind the fact that New York is a very busy city. Traffic will not be kind to you if you don’t plan ahead. So, try to find the best time to move. Also, make sure that there’s no one moving in at the same time as you in the apartment complex. You don’t want to have to wait all day for them to finish in order for you to start.

Unless you are planning on starting anew, you should consider a New York moving company like Oz. We take care of the heavy lifting and even packing if you don’t want to do it yourself. And there is a white glove moving service that offers to pack and label everything. People who have worked in this field for a long time will handle your assets with care. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about packing especially fragile items and them breaking during the moving process. But if you want to pack by yourself, there are stores that sell moving boxes, labels, and padding for all easily breakable things.

Final Thoughts

Moving in NYC is tough, but doing research, planning, and hiring Oz Moving & Storage will make it a lot easier. Although it can be a wild adventure, just stay calm and don’t panic. There is nothing that can go wrong if you take your time and prepare. Many people before you have done it, and so can you.

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